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for joining us this morning. >> john collins is in today for tony pann. >> we have a couple of scattered clouds. it is pleasant and cool. almost chilly. it is chilly in the mountains with temperatures in the 40's this morning. 62 degrees at the airport. 67% is the humidity. that number is always high in the morning hours. that number will drop by 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. as soon as the atmosphere stores to he doubt -- starts to heat up. barlow was 56 degrees yesterday at the inner harbor, 66 and annapolis, also 66. no stormy weather nearby. the nearest rain is up to the great lakes and that will be a mess, and not a hit today. we will have sunshine just ahead. >> our big story, bob ehrlich released his first tv ad this morning. >> kim dacey is live at a polling place in northwest baltimore with that story. >> early voting centers will be open today. they opened on friday and so far nearly 23,000 people statewide have cast their ballots. one of the biggest raises is the race for maryland's governor. bob ehrlich hit the television airwaves yesterday with his first ad of the election season
and collapsed, 11 lives were lost. oil began to seep into the gulf, the start of the worst spill in u.s. history. now, 154 days later, government scientists say the final seal, 74 barrels of cement, is holding tight, and that the well will never leak again. president obama acknowledged the work that's been done and perhaps the more difficult job that lies ahead. in a written statement, which says in part, we will continue to work closely with the people of the gulf to rebuild their livelihoods and restore the environment that supports them. my administration will see our community, our businesses, and our fragile ecosystem through this difficult time. difficulties that continue to wash up along the gulf coast. clean-up teams fight every day, but it seems right now, the oil is winning the battle there. >> we can't fix this on our own. we can't rebuild this on our own. we need help from the whole country. i mean, really. we need everybody. >> jay gray reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> the parents of a 6-year-old say their daughter was dismissed from a michigan cheering squad after they complained
who is on the scene, live in silver springs to bring us up-to-date. >> this is a very dynamic and developing situation. we are getting ready news. authorities giving a news conference at this very moment. it appears that three hostages since i have just been released safely. authorities are telling us exactly what happened with the gunman. the had been negotiating with him for the last four hours. terrifying moments as a gunman carrying what looked like a bomb took hostages inside the sprawling discovery channel building just outside the nation's capital. >> he came in, he was wearing what appeared to be metallic canister devices on his front and back. he also pulled a handgun out and was waiting a handgun. >> but most of the hundreds of people inside the building had no clue what is happening until they were being evacuated. >> a little confusing, a little scary, not really sure what was happening. >> the man was carrying what looked like a disk -- an explosive device. >> we are going under the assumption that it could be explosive devices. >> the building also has its own da
. thank you for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist tony pann with a check of our forecast. i would love rain tae at my house. >> she's odd that way. >> i'll place that order, mindy. it's been a long time since we've had any significant rain. would be nice to have significant shower out of this. doesn't have a whole lot of punch with it. but that's not going to bring us a whole lot of rain. light sprinkles and showers coming out of the mountains. so a 30% chance that you'll get a little something at your house. a forecast today, a mix of sun and clouds. breezy and warm this afternoon with a high temperature again in the upper 80's. when we come back a check of your forecast. first we'll say good morning to sarah and see what's happening to roads. >> howard county along eastbound 100 and executive. that accident is cleared. jfx looks good. west side looks great at this hour. 11 minutes from the outer loop northeast side and west side. eight minutes from 795 toward the 83's. 70 at 29, looks good, but building in the eastbound direction, especially toward the beltway. we'll switc
. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a check on whether and tougher. the ravens beat the jets last night. >> -- etch a sketch account weather and traffic. >> we're killing time until keith mills gets out here. >> killing time until sports. let's put the current conditions. temperatures are a little on the cool side. 58 at the airport. it will be mild this afternoon. upper 70's and low 80's. we do have some rain in the forecast for later this week. >> it is one of those mornings where it pays to be out early. a downed pole has now been cleared. that is good news. everything else is open along route 94. major -- of the the rest of the major roadways are looking good. equally smooth. harbor tunnel checking out fine. 63 of the north side of route harford. 55 at the northwest corner. five minutes on 95 south to the fort mchenry. 11 minutes on the inner loop north east side. outer loop west side, 11 minutes. not a whole lot to complain about. this is harford road. i am for getting this shot. 95 at the fort mchenry. a very nice
water cooler question of the day. >> will the gray skies clear up? tony will tell us if we can put on a happy face. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> i think tony is laughing at me. >> i like when you break into song on monday mornings. you might as well smile and sing. weather-wise, we had some much- needed rain over the weekend. we do have some low clouds and some fog in some neighborhoods. mostly cloudy. there could be some drizzle. things to break up as far as the cloud cover. we will get some sunshine later today and a high temperature near 79. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> we have a busy ride for motorists on northbound 95 up towards cecil county. northbound 95. we're seeing some movement. they are letting by the traffic but then shutting dow
temporarily out on the plaza. good news for all these nice people who have joined us on this tuesday morning. we thank them. inside the studio, i'm matt lauer along with al roker. >>> she'll share the secrets of a healthy diet plan that may actually reduce your risk of colon cancer, that's coming up. >>> now stress can mess with your head, sometimes can it cloud your thinking, but other times it can actually give you the sharpness you need. and would you believe gender makes a difference. we're going to check out the latest research and give you some tips on improving your memory. >>> and as part of our education initiative, we're going to be teaming parents with our experts about handling your children's problems in school. what you can do differently from advocating for your child to understanding what guidance counselors can and can't do for your children. >>> you also have the headlines of the morning. >> i do, and in the news this morning, today emergency workers are keeping a close watch on a l levee in wisconsin. officials say it will be at least one more day until the record water le
off with al roker and natalie morales and carl quintanilla from cnbc joining us while matt takes a little time off. coming up, lady luck on the side of lady -- >> a lot of talent but the mtv music video awards held in los angeles. lady gaga going home with eight moonmen as they're called. as always as you can see she had various outrageous outfits. and also some other outrageous moments for the show including that appearance by lindsay lohan, the first since being let out of rehab. all the highlights coming up -- or low lights, depending how you look at it. >>> plus when you hear names like betsey johnson, and diesel, you think creative clothes. now returning to a bigger canvas designing hotels. we'll show you some stylish hot spots. >>> later, picking the right college for your teenager can be pretty stressful. you might start by looking at how much it costs, the ranking list. how much should you rely on the rankings when making your choice? perspective on what those mean. >>> first get caught up on the latest morning news and for that we turn once again to ann curry. >>> thank
be memorable, that's for sure. it has given us plenty of challenges, but nothing is stopping us. >> lasting memories for each other and their special day shared with hurricane earl. the eye of the storm stayed far off shore but close enough to bring driving wind and rain to the barrier islands. on new york's long island, powerful waves and rip currents created dangerous waves at area beaches. >> there is definitely a rip tide out there. >> now that earl has arrived in new england, the question is, how much damage will he leave behind. >> we know it certainly could have been much, much worse. where is earl now, john? >> earl is clearing new england and heading to the maritime provinces of canada. >> it has gotten over -- it was far enough off shore it was just a big squalor really for us. nearby in the mid-atlantic region, hatteras probably got the worst of it. it wasn't probably as bad as it could have been. in new england the storm has weakened. now, as as always happens behind a hurricane, you get excellent weather. here's the radar. h.d. doppler showing the eye of the storm. the radar is
and his case alive. >> what i hope is that everyone would hear us. it is not just us. it is so many different teem that are crying out. that this has to stop. >> my son was shot 18 times. >> holmes was her nephew. she had a son, too. >> his name is reynard. they haven't caught anyone yet. i think about he's not here to be a father to his son. he has an 8-year-old. i think about i won't see him walk in my door no more. there is so much to think about. >> the injustice and the loss that these mothers and others are stuck with. right now they hope gatherings like this help send a message about their pain. >> this has got to stop. they are taking people's children. >> you-all taking people's children. you-all don't know what you are doing to people's family. >> so far baltimore police have solved half of its 148 murder. last year it solved about 60% of its 238 murders. at police head quarters, george lettis wbal-tv 11 news. >> while jamaal's family was praying, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the face. the victim was taken to a local hospital and at last check was in stable condition. >>
to graduate. tim tooten joins us from the newsroom with more. >> this affects the graduating class of 2015. while the state board has taken a major first step, they're still trying to spell out what it means to become environmentally literate. dozens of the environment are part of the daily teaching schedule at the western school of technology of the environmental silent -- sites. they would like to see more students across maryland become environmentally literate. >> environmental education and literacy is threaded throughout our curriculum. this would not represent the requirement that each system develop a new course. >> the foundation has been a driving force in helping states help students learn more about the environment. by way of this new proposal. >> you will see this embedded into the curriculum. it is already there. you also see these kids taking the information into the school yard and the communities to learn about the natural world around them. >> it stops short for now of in forcing students to take and pass environmental class's in order to graduate. >> it seems to me we ar
to school, back to really hunkering down at work. so on our diet s.o.s., joy bauer will help us with everything from portable protein snacks to feeding a fussey preschooler. and what a lot of people are talking about, going gluten free. >>> the secret of hollywood stars and how they defy their age from timeless beauties like susan serandon. we're going to check out their exercise routines that keep them turning heads at all ages. >>> a lot to get to. ann's standing by at the news desk, she has all the headlines. >> good morning once again, everybody, in the news, a wind whipped wildfire has destroyed dozens of homes in the colorado foothills according to a fire official there. the blaze broke out monday in the four-mile canyon northwest of boulder and spread rapidly. more than five square miles have been burned and 1,000 homes have been evacuated. tropical storm hermine is bringing heavy rains and strong winds to south texas. it is threatening to dump up to a foot of rain all the way up to dallas. >>> more bodies have been pulled from the mud covered highway in guatemala where b
will catch up to us from the ♪ smob call somebody call 911 >>> time for "today's" money 911, our team of experts ready to answer your questions and help stop your financial problems. sharon epperson is cnn's personal finance editor. the author of finish rich and a personal finance expert. good to see everybody. let's get started. now we're going to go to skype right off the bat. diane from tlflagstaff, arizona has a question. >> good morning. i'm a single low income mom with my youngest attending arizona state university. she currently receives the federally funded scholarships, grants and loans. i have met the love of my life and we want to marry. would our joy mean my daughter's pain and change her financial aid? >> first of all, congratulations, diane, to you and your new husband, i hope that that's what you're going to do, because i'm going to tell you, you're actually going to have some impact to your daughter's financial aid package, by marrying, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't get married, but it does mean that on that application form, the fafsa form, they're going to loo
trigger other evacuations within the watch and warning areas. >> give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right, i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all the way up to the virginia beach area because that's the area that will be impacted as early as tomorrow on into tomorrow night and early friday morning. depending on how far offshore it is, we may have a problem friday into saturday for southern new england and the eastern tip of long island, but everywhere along the east coast should monitor the track of this in case there's an unexpected shift to the west. >> when you talk about a sudden shift, you're worried about the eye of the storm, whether it will go closer to land? >> that's absolutely correct. we'll put a different graphic up here, this shows you the win shear as it goes across cape hatteras. in that area it's hurricane force winds. if the track was further west, it would bring hurricane winds. of course you'll have tropical storm force winds al
screen, these were literally read to us by hand in the last 20 minutes or so with 100% of the precincts counted in the city state's attorney race. gregg bernstein has -- the incumbents, patricia jessamy -- leading to the margin at 1295 votes. that's slightly smaller than that was earlier in the day, but it gives the margin to the challenger, democrats gregg bernstein. this has been a long day of waiting for this final umbers, so what took so long? -- final numbers, so it took along. the night came and went with no clear winner. democrat gregg bernstein came out of nowhere to challenge the incumbent and went home before midnight clinging to a narrow lead. it widened to about 1400 votes by early morning but no one declared his victory or conceded defeat. the problem was the vote count stalled at 97% of the precincts. the other 3% or locally lost temporarily in transition. according to officials, judges neglected to turn in the memory cards from 82 voting machines after the polls closed. those machines were spread across 12 polling places from various parts of the city. o
businesses and residents. >> the nablus mayor tells us that there are concerns about thursday not's high tide as wind patterns are keeping water in the bay. he is offering extreme caution to those in low-lying areas. >> most people know what to expect, this is a matter of using common sense. >> at it is eerie how many people here in annapolis are talking about the hurricane and how all of this heavy rain and flooding reminds them of that and certainly they will be keeping a close eye on the high tide as it rolls in. the u.s. naval academy tells us 7 inches of rain now in annapolis. that is the very latest. is it much the same up there or not as bad? >> much of the same. i am standing on a bridge overwinters run in hartford county. the occasional boom you may hear is not under, this is debris slamming into the bridge. -- the occasional boom you may hear is not thunder. sirens wailed just as torrential rainfall and wind gusts counted hartford county. the storm created a wicked scho. >> they are making arrangements for middle school and high school. >> they always think of the safety of the chil
30s and jessamy by about 1300 votes. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. we thought this was all over. >> we sure did. this is a prime example of how every vote counts. neither camp is willing to can see until all of the absentee ballots have been counted. it still took the board of elections nearly a full day to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% has been lost in limbo. they forgot to turn and memory cards from 82 voting machines. those cards have been tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slope accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to be at 100% within 24 hours. >> now here it is two days after the race and there is concern about the absentee ballots. the counting will begin this morning. we could have the results by this evening. who knows? i could be here tomorrow morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the big fight in washington is about politics. >> the president wants to cut taxes for the middle class. withamara jordan's us live more details -- kat
and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community center that will be multifaith with separate prayer room for muslims, christians, jews and other faces. he is planning a multifaith memorial for the victims of 9/11 and insists he is sympathetic to the families. let us commemorate of anniversary of 9/11 by pausing to reflect and meditate and tone down the rhetoric that serves to strengthen the radicles and weaken beliefs and our values. moderate muslim americans say the protests and the threatened koran burning signal a growing intoleranc
sliced right through his suv. he survived, and he'll be talking to us about that. >>> first let's go back inside studio 1a. tamron hall has all the headlines. >>> we began with more flooding in parts of the midwest. a levee is leaking in portage, wisconsin, some people have been evacuated. officials say if more evacuations are needed residents will have to get out by boat. >>> "today"today a panel appoin president obama begins its investigation into the oil spill in the gulf of mexico and the administration's response to it. >>> hyundai is recalling more than 131,000 sonata sedans sold in the u.s. because of potential steering wheel problems. the recall involves sonatas built before september 10. >>> gas prices are holding steady, the average price for regular now $2.69 a gallon. >>> steve berk will become ceo of nbc universal. burke will replace the current ceo who will step down when the deal closes. >>> overseas markets are higher on wall street. erin burnett is on wall street. >> we're talking about the best september since 1939, we'll see if we can hold through the end of the week. a
campaign manager attacked her. >> i found out that she was living on campaign donations, using them for rent and personal expenses while leaving her workers unpaid. >> reporter: she found her only hard times actually made her understand voters' anger. >> a lot of people have said that we didn't win the general election. >> reporter: democratic officials are gleeful and called her an ultraright wing extremist. ironically, her supporters used an obama slogan. >> yes we can! >> reporter: a tight race too close to call. former state attorney general, the choice of both the republican establishment and sarah palin against a tea party endorsed conservative activist. on to new york, where the republican nominee for governor is another tea party conservative. real estate developer over the party favorite former favorite rick lazio. rangel beat back several challenges. >> i go back to washington stronger than i have ever been. >> reporter: and back here in delaware, democrats didn't have a primary fight for the senate seat, so chris cooms is their candidate. or donnell who's worked for nonpr
no mention. he makes a new claim in his new ad calling his label "extreme." >> his extreme ideas will cost us. >> switching channels to the governor's race, martin o'malley returns to rockabilly. -- to rockville. a new radio ad includes barack obama. >> i know the governor has made the tough decisions to the education, say to come and job creation circuit reversed. stand with me, barack obama, in helping my friend and moving forward. >> some democrats have kept the president at a distance, but not of malley in response to a question today. >> i am grateful he has done this advertisement. i hope we see him in maryland. >> the president will make a stop in person for a malley next week. he is no doubt hoping he could inspire democratic voters to skip the primary. also coming this week, mayor michael bloomberg. reporting live, wbal-tv 11 news. >> ever since these advertisements have hit the airwaves, you can see all of the fact tracks on and what could happen to the balance of power. click on "politics." >> the baltimore police department is mourning the loss of one of their officers.
with a woman, and the car is using a donut spare tire as one of its wheels. police are asking if you have information to call 9/1. >> a new trial starts this week for the state's revised cang statute. duwan marshall. the judge heard juror's testimony that included alleged misconduct after a jury used the internet to search the suspect's prior criminal record. >> a sheriff's report this weekend for family members of murder victims. to recognize the impact on the victim's -- victims' families. they heard from people that had losses themselves. >> the purpose of this is so we can get healing to our city and also to let our city government know that something needs to be done about the murders on the street to keep the streets safer for our children. >> street -- there was counseling for those who were interested. >> the ninth anniversary of the -- of 9/11. here's 11 news reporter france france -- michelle franzen. >> family and survivors gathered in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania. they read names of each one lost. and at times the public ceremony included personal and emotional tribute
's an extra room that is used as an office and there's the backyard, and an easy to maintain yard. >> beautiful kcurbs appeal as well. this is a beautiful house at $389,000, two bedroom, mid century home, and it's been recently restored. >> you don't want to judge that house by it's cover. it's very zen like for deep in the middle of the woods glen acres is a town that everybody loves. there's the living room, i think it's peaceful, quiet, not to everyone's taste, some people like a little bit more trim and coziness. it's just a beautiful spot to call home. i think the views out every window are not to be beat. there's trees out every window and there's that little pond out the window that's in need of just a few goldfish. >> our last home in phoenix, arizona, a home for just under 400,000 dl$400,000 and you're g lot of home for that price. >> people love phoenix, the fiesta bowl, the rock 'n roll marathon, the phoenix open, and the scottsdale horse show. this is a big living room with the adjacent dining room. there's another archway back to the left that joins the den as well. t
income meant cecedes. >> and using a handgun in maryland may become illegal. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> welcome to saturday saturday -- "11 news saturday morning". i'm lisa robinson. >> first let's check in with tony pann. >> it is autumn-like out there. temperatures in the mid 50's. the skies are clear. this is what you expect when you start thinking about autumn. it is going to be a beautiful afternoon. it is going to warm up quickly, as is the case in the autumn. you get big temperature swings from the morning to the afternoon. so, yeah, it is chilly. it is 56 degrees, but by the time we get into the afternoon. so a beautiful start to the weekend. we show you that and check the tropics when i come back. for now, to the news desk. >> our big story this morning, we're learning more about the shooting at johns hopkins hospital. >> this morning we hear the frantic 911 calls from people who were athe hospital when police say someone shot a doctor, shot his mother, and then turned the gun on himself. >> and you heard a shot? >> yes. >> are you an employee?
of it with us. it's always nice to have portant and distinguished people in our area as well. we just had a once over the barricade, to be with some of our fans out there. >> some of these families are worried about their nnl. >> let's get a check of the news from msnbc's tamron hall. hey, tamron. >> good morning, matt. hi winds and pounding waves. jim cantore is there. >> reporter: this is still breaking this morning. the best news we can give everybody is there's been no reports of major injury or death. they're very happy and they're very much priding themselves in that. power is down from 30,000 to 28,700 as there's been considerable damage to the power system grid out here. fist responders are clearing out. we're doing pretty good, the sun's coming back out. >> flood watches are in effect today in corpus christi, texas. more rain is expected throughout the day. >>> freed american sarah shourd is back in the u.s. calling her arrest in iran 14 months ago a huge misunderstanding and saying she's no spy, with two other americans still held in iran, she says she feels only one-third free. >>> th
to prevent thieves from stealing their cars. >> the victim was struck repeatedly with the club usually used to secure automobiles. >> simmons called 911 to report what happened. she told the operator, "my aunt is lying on the floor diana. she said, "i hurt her and i do not know why." the located simmons in the dining room with blood on her hands, face, clothing. it down the locking device and blood was on it. >> the investigation is still quite preliminary. we do not have an indication of motive at this time. again, the suspect was taken into custody. i am sure more will develop. >> simmons is being held without bail. she was given a psychiatric assessment today and a bail hearing is set for tomorrow. barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a verdict tonight in the first of several trials. he is one of six suspects charged with planning and carrying out the death of william reporter. we are live in robinson with the latest tonight. lee said? >> the jury took less than two hours to convict the guilty of conspiracy to commit murder. >> no one thought she was really going to do it. >> he is charged w
wiener joins us live in pikesville with a closer look at that race. >> supporters will gather here in pikesville. joe's will gather in the parks bill. they say they feel good. the board felt the people say they feel caught -- cautiously optimistic. their styles could not appear more different. consider a few weeks ago. i took an elevator to interview them. the farmer and the lawyer who worked together side by side for years are caught up in a campaign that some call ugly and aggressive. >> he had to vote in a white t- shirt today because of laws for having campaigned promotions. when he came out, he put on his collared shirt back on. it is a matter of the voters for baltimore county to decide whether they want to move forward with positive leadership as we move in the future to make his catch a better place for all of us. his opponent and colleague voted back on september 3rd joining the early voter crowd. >> we will pump everyone up and we are all excited, right? >> he told us on sunday he was surviving these final days on coffee and read all. that same day, bartenfelder said he w
urgency, we say please bring josh fattal and shane bauer home to the united states and to us, their mothers. >> their mothers also said they're anxious to speak with sar shourd for any information they can give them. >>> christine o'donnell stunned mike castle. charlie rangel won his primary despite ethics charges. >>> secretary of state hillary rodham clinton say israel and the palestinians are, quote, getting down to business on key issues in the latest round of peace talks there. >>> police in afghanistan used live ammunition to break us protests against america. the protests are a lingering reaction to a florida pastor's plan to burn the koran, even though he has called that off. >>> and the miners trapped deep under ground -- his wife gave birth to a girl named hope in a nearby hospital. the miner will be able to see images of his daughter, but he won't be able to hold her, of course, until he is rescued still set for some months from now. >> great story, thank you, ann. >> ann, thank you very much. >>> stephanie abrams filling in for al. >> give us some mileage on the i
. this has the makings of a major flood event over much of the northeastern part of the u.s. and including the mid atlantic. >> it started in parts of south florida earlier in the day, making everyday chores and the commute miserable. crews spent the morning filling sandbags and heavy rain pulled on streets and created problems for this car, which ended up in a ditch. for others along the eastern seaboard, it was a day to prepare for nicole's arrival. >> we have not had a major storm in north myrtle beach in over 10 years. >> the mayor warned that there could be some low-lying flooding and rip currents, but did not expect a call to deliver much more. >> we are not recommending any one board up. the sustained winds are supposed to get no more than 45 miles an hour, so we feel like we are in good shape. >> nicole's path is similar to two other previous storms, hurricane floyd in 1999, and guinness in 2005. low-cost significant flooding and damage in florida and parts of the northeast. now that nicole is getting ready to leave her mark, the question is how much damage will she leave behind? >
york city. expected to be in the comfortable mid 70s. happy to have so many great fine folks joining us this morning. from okeechobee, florida, very nice. here with us this morning. natalie morales in for carl quintanilla. matt is under the weather. we heard it yesterday. struggling with it. >> took him out of commission today. >> better get back. okay? >>> coming up on this half-hour, more on the story at the center of an nfl controversy. ines sainz was allegedly subjected to cat calls by the jets. now a harassment investigation is under way this morning. she's going to be here to tell us what she says happen and tell us her side of the story coming up in a little bit. >>> also this morning, joey's diet sos. we hear so much about the whole grains and the benefits of the whole grains. what are the benefits of including them in your dietment a diet. and brewing questions about green tea. is it as good as they say for you? you have little ones as home? i have 1-year-old twins. for one, new york family life is more than busy. it's nuts. sextuplets, 22 months old and a 9-year-old. the whole
. nbc's miguel almaguer is on the scene. miguel, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. at least 75 people were rushed to the hospital overnight, some of them injured critically. we know at least one person is dead, although that number may rise. some 53 homes were completely destroyed. more than 100 others damaged. it's believed the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line. and as one witness said here, they described the scene as "hell on earth." the explosion ripped through san bruno just before 7:00 local time, the dinner hour in this suburb just south of san francisco. a blast so violent, some thought it was an earthquake, or worse, a jetliner crash. it was neither. >> i went out and seen this big fireball. first thing i thought was, oh, god, something went up, and it was intense with flames. >> reporter: a monster, gas-fed fireball with flames shooting as high as 100 feet into the air was burning so hot, it obscured everything around it. asphalt melted, windows shattered, the sky turned black and the sound, what witnesses describe as a roaring and a g
for joining us this morning. but get a check on weather and traffic on this friday. it is one of those weeks that went on forever. >> that cold front zipped on throughout last night and give a some much-needed rainfall. we're trying out just in time for the weekend. we will be breezy in the wake of that front. we will be a little above normal, 81 to 84 degrees. the wind could be gusting out of the northwest. we have clear skies for your outdoor plants. 55 in the outlying suburbs. 62 downtown tonight. >> traffic looking good. not a whole lot to talk about. downed wires in the city are now clear. we are up to speed on the major roadways. 60 on the west side. 57 on the j.f.x. as you head down into the city. 67 on 95 in the northeast corner. very smooth out there. 12 minutes all the way down. four minutes between 32 and 100 heading into the city. looking at seven minutes at the harbor tunnel toll plaza. no delays to report at all. this is the beltway right at exit 24, the harrisburg expressway. moving in just fine. switching over to a live view at the fort mchenry toll plaza. very light volume f
up to tell us about that. >>> and also a lot of people trying to sell a home these days. would you buy a home like this? it could be more fab. a little later, we'll show you the after pictures, how the homes were staged for a quick sale. we will have news on what won't cost you a lot up front but pay off when you go to sell the home. from runways to politicians, everyone wants in on new york's fashion week. we'll show you what you will be wearing next spring. >> you got to take a look. >> i got to take a look and went to a couple shows this week. it was a lot of fun. you have more on top stories. >> i do. history is being made where pope benedict is making his four day trip to the united kingdom. this marks the first time a british pope has been invited to an officially protestant citizen. it has kradrawn criticism from mostly protestant citizens and the handling of abuse charges on children. >>> and president mahmoud ahmadinejad told andrea mitchell the fate of the remaining two hitchhikers in iran is up to that country's judicial system. >>> the number of foreclosured homes jumpe
for the weather. >> cool stuff for us this morning, not quite as cool as yesterday morning, but you will need a light jacket at this hour. the barometric pressure at 31.5. we will start out with sunshine this morning. it should stay dry during the day with a high temperature of 82 degrees later on today. so slightly warmer during the day today than yesterday. when we come back, we will check hurricane igor and the seven-day forecast. for now, to the news desk. >> overnight bp engineers began the final plugging of the leak in the gulf of mexico spill. >> jay gray has the latest from louisiana. >> engineers were set to begin the final pressure test on the deep water well. after pouring cement, scientists want to make sure the seal will hold more than 1,100 pounds of pressure per square inch. crew members are confident it will. in the final hours, there has been a sense of pride. >> the fact that it had done so much damage. it is the fact that we were able to help solve and fix something that so many people wanted and needed fixed. >> sealing the well won't solve the problem so many living on th
. >> what the american people have told us they want is that we the fund, repeal and replaced. >> in addition to higher taxes, health insurance warn customers should be prepared to pay more for coverage. >> people will see higher costs associated with those new benefits. they are required to have more coverage and new people added to policies and previously were. >> insurance companies have been working since the bill was signed into law to prepare for the changes, investing in new technology, working with hospitals and doctors to try to improve care while containing costs. >> health-care plans are having to make a significant number of changes in their own operations. >> more sweeping reforms are set to take effect in four years. >> there is one piece of the health care law that will affect many young adults up to the age of 26. it is good news for students who can stay on their parents' health insurance longer. we have reaction from our education reporter with more on that story. >> this legislation would extend what maryland law currently has on the books. students say they
is really making her presence felt in the state next to us here in texas. twisters touched down in and around the city of dallas. that's where the weather channel's julie martin is joining us from this morning. julie, good morning to you. what's the latest? >> well, good morning, matt. hermine made for a very wild weather day here in texas, from flash flooding to tornadoes. it really left its mark, and unfortunately, it is not finished just yet. i want to take you now to some images from the evening rush hour last night here in dallas, as twisters just started dropping out of the sky, as many as six funnels reported throughout the area. one of them slicing right through the heart of the city, hitting many buildings, bringing up water mains, and also knocking out power to thousands of people. one of the most impressive images, an 18-wheeler literally picked up, flipped 180 degrees with the driver inside, and slammed into the very building i am standing in front of. that driver, by the way, is doing all right this morning. but before all of that widespread flash flooding throughou
of us are sitting here together, it means one thing, it's a monday holiday. we're laboring away. matt and meredith will be back tomorrow. always good to be with you. >> the "b" team. no, we're the "a" team. >> b-plus. anyway, this time last week, of course, we were watching tropical storm and then hurricane earl made a real close pass to the east coast and now we're looking back in the gulf there is a new storm to worry about today. >> that's right. it's tropical storm hermine which formed in the gulf of mexico overnight. it's the eighth named storm of the season. tropical storm warnings have been posted already for northern mexico and south texas, which could get hit with severe flash flooding. we're going to get the very latest on the track of the storm in just a moment. >>> then, it has happened again. another woman has had acid thrown in her face, the second time in less than a week. this time the attack occurred in arizona. once again, it was another woman who did it. was it a topee cat attack? we'll ask an expert coming up. >> unbelievable. >>> plus an nbc news investigation, wh
every day. the head of security told us the alleged shooter check in with security upon entering the hospital at 11:00 today, and like any other visitor, received eight visitors wristband. only high-risk patients and visitors are screened. high-risk peak -- people are those the hospital no could pose a risk to others. johns hopkins does not have metal detectors at any entrance. >> we have over 80 doors, loading docks, emergency exits to these campus buildings. to put a magnetometer at 80 , and the required armed forced that would need to be staffing the magnetometers, is not realistic. >> the head of security also told us that as far as he knows, there are only one or two hospitals in the country that have metal detectors. as far as we have been told, officials are not sure which entranced mr. davis went into. they are in the process of checking surveillance video to see if they can make a timeline and actually map out this whole situation. we are told that the hospital will review and evaluate its visitor screening policies and its overall security procedures. >> you can keep up
, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurricane warnings in effect still for the northern half of the coastline of north carolina. we also have tropical storm watches and warnings all the way up to new england. hurricane warnings for parts of new england as well. the big problem is going to be the storm surge. not so much the rain. it's going to be the storm surge, anywhere from two to four feet of storm surge, some areas picking up five feet of storm surge, but make no mistake, rainfall is still going to be an issue. we're talking about rain that could be anywhere from two to four to six inches, some areas picking up seven to ten inches of rain, especially as yo
, the folks that tell us they're not likely to vote, they actually approve of the president's job with 75% approval rating. these are minorities and young voters. they have no interest in this election, if they get interested, they could close that gap. >> how do you get them interested? >> look, that's what the president's trying to do. here's what's odd. turnout goes up, people get enthusiastic about voting when they're unhappy. this small slice of voters, it's only 10% of the electorate, they're happy with the president, they're happy with democrats so they don't see a reason to get off their keisters and go out and vote right now. maybe that will change, but i'll be honest, our pollsters tell us it's very unlikely. >> let's take a look at who voters want to control congress. and the poll shows there's a tie, 43% of all responders would like to see democrats hold congress, 43% would like to see republicans gain control of congress. but when you boil that down to likely voters, the republicans have a 9 point advantage. >> let's boil that down to actually house seats, a nine point advant
. there was one group, this was the group we took down, they were using fake weapons. >> police have issued warrants but are searching for suspects in the other robberies and have little to no description or surveillance video to go on. that is disconcerting to shoppers at the mall. >> i shop here and my family shops here. we might go in shopping monday and it could happen while we are there. >> we should have more police protection in the area so patrons will not feel insecure. >> the police department is doing just that in the wake of this string of robberies. >> he robbery unit will work with the store and we will make sure they're using hidden cameras. you will see a heavy presence of plainclothes officers at the mall as well as private security forces. >> officials said eight -- said that a statement saying the safety and well-being of our shoppers and retailers is our top concern. the mall continues to work with police to provide a safe and secure environment for shoppers and merchants. police are reminding people in the area to be vigilant and report anything suspicious. >> more test
that used the word for the ocean roiling. i never heard that term before. but this ocean has been roiling since we got here. >> reporter: and roiling waters and storm predictions were all the governor of north carolina needed to declare a state of emergency. >> people are telling us tonight, based on predictor models, that it's just going to come close to our coast, we've all got to be very sensitive to the fact that in a blink of an eye, it changes. >> reporter: the last big storm to hit north carolina, hurricane isabel in 2003, killed at least 16 and caused $3.4 billion in damage on its path up the eastern u.s. >> between the personnel, the vehicles, and also four warehouses fully stocked with blankets and food and water. the red cross is ready. >> reporter: while earl is stirring up a sense of urgency down below, it's also creating a sense of wonder from above. >> the strength of the storm looks just absolutely amazing. just unbelievable view of the planet. you have to wonder what's going on below those clouds. >> reporter: and, of course, the question is, where is earl going? we've go
investments. it also calls for a monthly prepaid to all want lawful u.s. households up to the property -- to all lawful u.s. households up to the poverty level. the removal of tax deduction incentives and a loss of tax advantages is a concern to some people. >> 23% -- >> it is reckoned with similar to other democratic ads run this year. -- eight is strikingly similar to other democratic ads run this year. he did not only approve the ad, but his campaign paid for it. the harris campaign sent a letter demanding that the ad be pulled from the airwaves. he challenged credit bill -- kratovil joint in town hall meetings. the fair tax act has languished in congress since 1999. last year, the republican leading rasmussen reports that a national poll -- 40% of those surveyed said they would report -- support replacing federal taxes with a national sales tax. david collins, wbal-tv 11 news. >> david collins has been reviewing every single one of these. you can find his reviews on see what could happen to the balance of power when you click on "politics." >> in tonight's education ale
. welcome to the show. with us today, "newsweek"'s howard fineman. msnbc's norah o'donnell, the "atlanta journal constitution"'s cynthia tucker and "time" magazine's michael duffy. first up, labor day is the official kickoff of the fall campaign. what a difference a year makes. this week last year, barack obama spoke to a joint session of congress to try to upgrade his popularity after a very tough august, getting beat up in those health care town halls. >> the time for bickers -- bickering is over. the time for games has passed. now is the time to deliver on health care. chris: that was the night a republican congressman called him a liar. by year's end, the white house was getting pounded for its handling to have cbs day bomber. scott brown won a seat on the republican side in january. but on the positive side, the economy seemed to be getting better, even fit seemed drearp. >> because of the bold, swift and appropriate action we took we can stand here today and say we prevented another depression. the economy that was shrinking by 6% a year ago is now growing by 6%. chris: and also, h
. that may give us a chance for a thunderstorm. we have about a 30 disenchants. 81 to 85, we are on the warm side of things. the best chance of seeing precipitation would be overnight tonight. it will be gorgeous as we head into the weekend. >> i meant out where. >> is definitely. >> not a whole lot happening other than some fire activity in glen bernie. watch for fire activity and be extra careful. major roadways leading up to the airport looks move. 52 miles per hour on southbound 95. 56 miles per hour on the north side. harrisburg expressway and the jfx, very smooth so far. fairing well on the outer loop down towards 95. no problems on 795. let's look at the key bridge privet looking very good in both lives. looking at old court, looking good. we're off to a good start. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. it has been over 24 hours and the candidate for city state's attorney has not been determined. >> and no one will declare victory until the absentee ballots have been counted. this morning, jennifer franciotti joins us live with more on that story. >> i
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